Change Is Hard

…but change is certain.

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  1. We lose rural landscape or any available open space so quickly here in the San Francisco Bay Area. We are lucky in some ways that a lot of open space has been preserved as such, by Open Space Districts (funded via donations and voted-on taxes, including the MidPeninsula Regional Open Space District (fondly called MidPen https://www.openspace.org/), the East Bay Regional Parks district…) , the Santa Clara County Open Space Authority (relatively new compared to the other 2 https://www.openspaceauthority.org/), city parks, county parks (where I live: Santa Clara County Parks (ParkHere.org)), and organizations like hte Committee for Green Foothills (recently rebranded Green Foothills https://www.greenfoothills.org/), all of whom work towards purchasing lands like these that could be converted to public spaces for hiking, biking, picnicking, wildlife preservation, and so on. They fought for years and recently have been fairly successful at staving off or forever preventing major development in the historically rural Coyote Valley between south San Jose and Morgan Hill to preserve wildlife corridors at the very least (https://www.google.com/maps/search/coyote+valley/@37.1631954,-121.77322,27776m/data=!3m1!1e3). I don’t expect you to follow the links–they’re just data–but yet there are so many times that I drive south or east out of the area and see malls or housing developments going up where there used to be lovely old buildings like these. Which remind me of my grandparents’ old old used-to-be-red barn.

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  2. OK, I couldn’t bear it: I turned my comment into a blog post with barn photos. My photos aren’t nearly as nice as yours, but I’m glad that I’ve taken as many as I have. Thanks for the prompt!
    https://dogblog.finchester.org/2020/12/preserving-land-wildlife-waterways.html

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